Ben Dustin Counselling & Psychotherapy

FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES IN LONDON & ONLINE

Helping you find your way back to peace and wellbeing.

Hello and welcome.

We all feel depressed, anxious, down, or stressed at times, but if you’ve been feeling these things a lot or even most of the time, lacking any enjoyment with nothing to look forward to, life can feel miserable. Additionally, you may not understand why you’ve been feeling this way, but know that you just don’t feel like your usual self, and you may be feeling powerless to change how you feel, or hopeless about things getting better. You might want to talk to someone about how you’re feeling but don’t want to burden friends or family, and may feel nervous or apprehensive, or embarrassed about seeking help from a counsellor or therapist.

I’ll provide you with a space in which you feel safe, and supported to explore, express and understand your feelings in confidence and without judgment, so that together we can help you find a way through them, to greater wellbeing and enjoyment, and discover the solutions to the problems and challenges in your life. I provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples in London (Brixton, Clapham, Streatham, and elsewhere in South West London) and online.

What I can help with

I help individuals and couples find freedom from the suffering they experience due to;

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling sad
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low confidence or self-esteem
  • Anger and resentment
  • Issues relating to sex and sexuality
  • Obsessions and OCD
  • Career and work issues

I can also help you with any other issues or difficulties you may be experiencing, including making sense of your childhood, talking through difficult or painful past experiences, and finding direction and meaning in your life.

Why Counselling or Therapy?

We all experience difficulties in our lives, but these are often made worse by the thoughts and beliefs we have about ourselves, other people, relationships, and life in general, which inform how we think, feel and behave. Sometimes these thoughts and beliefs are unhelpful and lead us to act and feel in ways which cause suffering in our lives, but most of the time we are unaware of what we are thinking and believing, and without the help of another person can find it difficult to see or understand ourselves fully.

How I Can Help

I’m a counsellor and therapist who will help you explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, in order to find new ways of viewing things, leading to a happier and more fulfilling and satisfying life.

I’m a counsellor and therapist who also believes that it is through having compassion for yourself in the difficulties you experience that you will find find freedom from your pain and suffering and see change happen in yourself and your life.

Choosing the right help for you

Choosing a therapist or counsellor can be confusing, daunting and overwhelming, and it can be hard to know if you will feel safe and comfortable enough with someone to share with them painful and difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. That’s why I offer a free initial telephone consultation for up to 15 minutes so that you can see whether I might be the right kind of therapist for you. Please contact me via text, telephone or email if you would like to arrange a call with me. I look forward to hearing from you.


My counselling and therapy practice is within easy reach of Brixton, Herne Hill, Clapham, Stockwell, Streatham, Tooting, Vauxhall.

About me

I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 9 years’ experience providing individual and couples therapy to help people work through and overcome a range of difficulties stopping them enjoying life and achieving their highest potential.

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a fully-qualified psychotherapist, I am a registered member (No. 2011175859) of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and abide by their code of ethics.

My location

Although we can’t meet in person at this time, I can still provide you with a safe, confidential space in which to talk via Zoom, Skype, or telephone.


My usual counselling and therapy practice is within easy reach of Brixton, Herne Hill, Clapham, Stockwell, Streatham, Tooting, Vauxhall.

Fees

My fee is £65 per session for individuals and £75 per session for couples. Sessions are 50 minutes long.


I have some availability for offering a reduced fee if you work in health and social care and are a frontline worker. Please contact me so that we can discuss your situation.

Get in touch


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling or therapy works, or to arrange an initial appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can also email me at [email protected] or call me on 07832 115 703 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


I aim to respond within 1 working day, and all contact is strictly confidential.

Emergencies

If you feel you need to speak to someone urgently the Samaritans can be telephoned for free any time day or night, 365 days a year on 116 123. They can also be contacted via other means. Please see their website (https://www.samaritans.org/)for further details.


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